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Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Gucci and Greece’s lost photo opportunity

By: Omaira Gill

Recently, the Greek authorities were approached by fashion house Gucci for permission to hold a runway event at the Parthenon. The Central Archaeological Council (KAS), which has the final say over such matters, rejected the request, saying that it was out of line with the monuments cultural character.

Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos Disabled rights still lacking in Greece

By: Omaira Gill

The Greek crisis has seen services and funds cut across the board from pensioners to preschools. But if there is one group that has been disproportionately affected, it is the disabled.

Photo via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/9KY9Wj Greek Pharmaceuticals: The little pill with big potential

By: Omaira Gill

The Greek pharmaceutical industry has remained a relatively strong sector despite the crisis - it contributes around 2.8 billion euros to GDP annually, according to the Greek government, and is one of the few industries in Greece which expanded its companies and workforce during the crisis rather than reduced it.

Can Greece learn to love renewable energy?

By: Omaira Gill

Greece is one of the most fossil-fuel dependent countries in the European Union, and has struggled to shake off this label at a time when the production of energy from renewable sources is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world.

Photo by Alex Proimos via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/bt29wL Greece's public healthcare in a muddled and troubled state

By: Omaira Gill

Greece provides a universal free or low-cost public healthcare system to employees or the self-employed insured with the country’s social security system. However, plummeting government spending and rising unemployment have led to the country’s public healthcare landscape has taken a heavy beating.

Marinopoulos travails point to wider difficulties for supermarket sector

By: Omaira Gill

It’s been a dramatic days for the Marinopoulos, Greece’s biggest supermarket chain. The company filed for protection from its creditors last Tuesday amid 1.3 billion euros of debt, an unprecedented amount for a Greek company. A court granted it temporary respite on Friday.

Photo by MacroPolis Greek tourism: Hopeful yet uncertain for 2016

By: Omaira Gill

After a bumper tourism year in Greece last year, where an estimated 25 million visitors beat the grim economic climate of the country to visit in droves, the 2016 season has started out painting a more mixed picture.

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